About Red Copper Pan

Endorsed by #1 best selling author Cathy Mitchell, the 10” Red Copper Fry Pan combines 100% pure, super strong copper and a non-stick ceramic surface. Why?

So you’ll have a durable piece of cookware that’s oven safe to 500°, and that also can be used to flambé desserts, caramelize sugar, or even mix eggs directly in the pan! In fact, whatever abuse you throw at it in the kitchen, Red Copper Pan is guaranteed to stay scratch-free forever.

Red Copper Pan’s non-stick coating is also PFOA and PTFE free, so it’s safe for your family, and when you’re finished cooking you can pop it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.

What’s not to love about Cathy Mitchell? She’s sweet, makes wonderful food, and makes herself feel like part of the family. Does that mean her products—especially Red Copper Pan—are any good? That’s exactly what we’ll help you figure out here.

To begin our journey, let’s talk about copper cookware in general.

Is Copper a Good Cooking Surface?

Now, ‘good’ can mean different things to different people. So, in order to scale the question down a little, let’s find out some of the pros and cons for copper cookware, and we’ll leave it up to you to decide if it’s ‘good’ or not:

Copper Cookware Pros

Probably the biggest advantage of copper cookware is that it conducts heat exceptionally well. As a result, it’ll take less time to heat the food inside, evenly distribute this heat, and help it cook faster.

Copper is, for the most, easy to clean.

Finally, from a purely aesthetic standpoint, copper cookware looks stunning when hanging from a rack in your kitchen.

See also: Comparing Cookware: Stainless Steel vs. Copper

Copper Cookware Cons

Probably one of the biggest obstacles to overcome related to copper cookware is price. Although full copper cookware is very expensive, you can purchase it with a stainless steel or tin lining for less.

Outside of price, according to TheKitchn, copper cookware has several unique disadvantages:

“Reactive with alkaline or acidic foods, which can take on a metallic taste after being cooked in a copper pot. Light colored foods, like eggs, can also develop grey streaks when they pick up the copper compounds, which also means you'll ingest small amounts of copper. Not a big deal if it's an occasional thing, but not so great for everyday use. Copper also requires regular polishing and maintenance, and it's expensive.”

Lastly, despite what’s mentioned on the Red Copper Pan website, copper cookware is not dishwasher safe.

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What Can You Expect From Red Copper Pan’s Non-Stick Coating?

Although copper is considered a tough, durable material, of anything failed on Red Copper Pan first, it’d almost certainly be the non-stick coating. We’re told it’s PFOA and PTFE-free (which is certainly positive), but is it really as durable as the company claims?

The quick answer is that there’s no way to know. We know that Red Copper Pan’s non-stick properties are provided by its ceramic coating, but not all ceramic coatings are created equal. Generally, the thicker a ceramic coating is, the more durable and long-lasting it’ll be.

And considering that most As Seen On TV products don’t exactly get high marks for quality, it’s our opinion that Red Copper Pan’s ceramic coating won’t be thick or durable.

Pro tip: In any case, it’s never a good idea to whisk eggs directly in your non-stick pan using an electric mixer, as demonstrated in the Red Copper Pan commercial.

Speaking of ASOTV products, is there anything else out there quite like Red Copper Pan?

Does Red Copper Pan Have Any Competition?

Yes. A whole lot.

In fact, outside of their different colors, it seems like Red Copper Pan is just a rebranded version of Gotham Steel Pans; except instead of being endorsed by Cathy Miller, Gotham was promoted by Chef Daniel Green. Did everyone like them?

Out of 40 reader reviews, Gotham Steel Pans had an average rating of 2.3 stars here on HighYa, mostly because they never arrived. Out of these review, a customer who received theirs, wrote:

“EVERYTHING sticks, even bacon. I'm a chef so I know I'm better off with cast iron. When particles adhere to the surface they are impossible to remove. I can cook on stainless steel with better results.”

Will you experience the same with Red Copper Pan? There’s no way to know for sure, but since they seem like they’re essentially the exact same product, we’d definitely recommend keeping it in mind.

Then, if we move outside the ASOTV realm, you’ll find that you literally have hundreds more copper/ceramic cookware to choose from, whether online or at local retailers. In some instances, you might even be able to find 6-piece cookware sets for as little as $100.

Sure, this will cost more upfront than Red Copper Pan, but you’ll be getting much more value for your money. On top of this, returning them is as easy as hopping in your car if you’re not satisfied!

This is a good opportunity to talk about Red Copper Pan’s price before wrapping up.

How Much Does Red Copper Pan Cost?

One 10” Red Copper Pan and recipe guide will cost you $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H. At checkout, you’ll also be able to order a second Pan, along with an 8” Forever Sharp Copper Knife, for an additional $9.99 S&H.

Like most Telebrands products, Red Copper Pan comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. Keep in mind that you’ll lose $17.98 if you chose the BOGO offer, even before shipping it back to the company.

Nonetheless, customer service can be reached at 855-668-1655.

Should You Buy Red Copper Pan?

Cathy Mitchell has had some great success with ASOTV products recently, as her Dump Cakes and Dump Loaf recipe books have sold like hotcakes (excuse the bad pun). But whether we’re talking about her previous products or new ones like Red Copper Pan (and their other incarnation as Gotham Steel Pans), it seems like most customers aren’t pleased with their purchase.

Granted, Telebrands could have completely retooled the manufacturing process with Red Copper Pan, so—unlike Gotham—it’ll arrive on your doorstep quickly and function flawlessly. But if our experience reviewing hundreds of ASOTV products has taught us anything, it’s that this is unlikely.

What can you do instead? We think shopping locally for copper and ceramic cookware will help you get more bang for your buck. You’ll also be able to compare different pans in person, speak with a sales associate, and get a better feel for which options are best for you, before handing over your hard-earned money.

Read Next: Finding the Perfect Pots & Pans for Your Cooking Style

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475 Consumer Reviews for Red Copper Pan

Average Consumer Rating: 1.9
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5 star: 71 4 star: 17 3 star: 15 2 star: 66 1 star:  306
Bottom Line: 20% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Not fit to be called a skillet

    • Pawnee, OK,
    • Jun 9, 2018
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    I received this pan as a gift, and at first, I thought it would be nice to have a non-stick skillet. This is the single worst piece of cookware I have ever used. I treated the skillet before using, following all care directions and still am not happy with this piece of junk. Once I can afford a decent nonstick skillet, this one goes in the trash!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Should be named Burnt Copper

    • Suffern, NY,
    • May 31, 2018
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    I’d like to say only some things stick to the pan, but everything sticks to it unless you load it up with butter or oil first. Even bacon, which produces its own grease sticks to it like glue, and it is a major chore to try and get the pan clean. Biggest scam I ever wasted $19 on! If they offered me a free replacement, I wouldn’t take it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Copper Pan

    • Campsie, New South Wales, Australia,
    • May 30, 2018
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    I have all kinds of pans, but it's not what they show on TV. The pan is thin and bends when I cook, but I won't recommend this to my friends, don't get me wrong. I love cookware, but I tell you the truth.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Food sticking in pans

    • Blacksburg, SC,
    • May 27, 2018
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    They say non-stick surface, so why does my food stick? I tried different temperatures and still no good results.

    Also, I noticed the pans do not set level, so food moves toward the handle, which means the pans are not balanced.

    If someone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated. Can I be doing something wrong? Help.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money

    • Pueblo, CO,
    • May 26, 2018
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    I am very upset with this set of pans that I got for Christmas. The commercial says that they won't scratch, even if you use a mixer in them. WHAT A LIE! Everything sticks to them, and heaven forbid you even use a fork to flip anything, because...surprise surprise, they scratch. I am really upset that my mom wasted money to buy me a "good" set of pots and pans. I am appalled that they are allowed to display lies on television to that extent and get away with it. What a rip off! This company should be ashamed of themselves taking hard working American's money and distributing the worst pans ever.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Disappointed

    • Olympia Fields, IL,
    • May 17, 2018
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    I was so excited to purchase the Red Copper Square Dance Pan as it promised no more scrubbing as the food would slide out of the pan. It worked very well for the first week, then I noticed that eggs and burgers were leaving a residue. The longer I used the pan the more food would stick until it became impossible to clean. I finally just threw it away. I should have looked at the reviews first.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Pleasantly surprised!

    • Massachusetts,
    • May 3, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Ok, so having purchased many As Seen on TV items that fail miserably, I watched this commercial over and over and shook my head thinking, "yeah right." I wanted to try it, but ordering over the phone, having to return bad products, etc. is a nuisance. So when I saw some in the store 5 minutes from my home, I figured I'd try it, and if it didn't work, I could simply walk 5 minutes and get my refund.

    Imagine my utter shock, when these pans actually work exactly as seen on TV. I plan to buy the other ones. I'm pleased with my purchase, and they make my cooking much easier.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Limited greatness

    The square Red Copper Pan was the best pan I ever used - at first. I read the instructions carefully, and followed the advice. I was amazed at how easy it was to remove scrambled eggs (my first meal with the pan) and was scouting for the next piece to add.

    After about a month, however, I noticed the pan was raised up in the middle. I am still not sure it was like that at first, but about the same time, I started to notice that stuff was sticking to the pan. I decided to re-season it. After making eggs the next morning, the pan was completely coated in egg film and my washcloth was not strong enough to remove any of it. I re-seasoned AGAIN, and after rinsing the pan with water, I noticed gooey stickiness on THE BOTTOM of the pan around the circular part of the heating "coil."

    It went from being the best pan I had ever used to being the worst pan I ever used in the span of a month. Thank goodness I did not purchase any of the other complementary pieces.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Problems

    I have had my Red Copper Pan for two years now. I was so, so, so excited when I finally purchased my pan. It is not a pan I use every day, but when I do, food sticks to the bottom, and it does scratch. Everything that was claimed in the commercial was not true. Here I go, thinking I had my last pan I will ever buy, so I threw away my receipt. How do I return this PAN and get a new one? It's still under warranty.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Red Copper Pans

    • Gig Harbor, WA,
    • Apr 29, 2018
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    The Red Copper Pans, especially the 10-inch pan, are way over-rated. I pre-treated as instructed and it sticks bad. Also, the red chips off and I hand wash. Also, I have purchased deep 5-piece pan, 2 square dance pans, crisper, bacon pan and electric omelet pan. I haven’t used all yet and sure hope I get better results. The round fry pan seems to be the worst one, but they all have the red chip off, and I take good care of them. They sure don’t perform like the ad shows, have to use oil or butter, eggs stick awful. I don’t recommend anyone spend the money, way overrated!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Evaluation

    The Red Copper Pan is a sham. Shortly after buying this pan, food began to stick and even sticks with oil in the pan and despite proper seasoning according to directions .

    Bad product. Bad product. Bad product. Bad product. Bad product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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